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Fire Safety: Fire Safety

How to be safe in a fire and how to be safe with Fireworks. Includes the history of fireworks and how they are made.

Fire Safety

According to Safe Kids USA, although unintentional injury deaths of children have significantly decreased in the United States since the late 1980s, thousands of children still die every year from accidents including, but not limited to, falls, fires and burns, bicycle accidents, car accidents and drownings. In fact accidents are the most common cause of deaths in children ages 1 to 14 — more common than deaths by all childhood diseases combined, and the vast majority of these accidents happen at home. Furthermore, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unintentional injuries are the most common cause of death for people ages 1 to 44.

Fun Stuff

Kids send a free Sparky the Fire Dog father’s day e-card to your dad from the National Fire Protection Association.

Hazard House: There are eight fire hazards in the room. Can you find all of them? from the U.S. Fire Administration for Kids website


Sparky the Fire Dog fun and games from the National Fire Protection Association:

Printables and Fun Stuff

Fire Safety Sequence Game – a game to help young children learn about smoke alarms and how to escape a fire (bilingual – in English and Spanish).

Find the Right Helmet activity sheet.

Pedestrian Safety word search and activity sheet.

Sesame Street Fire Safety Station – easy puzzles and coloring pages

Coloring Pages – nine coloring pages, each with a fire safety tip

Printable Fire Safety Matching Game – with pictures from the coloring pages

Let’s Have Fun with Fire Safety: Marty and Jett’s Activity Book – eighteen pages of fire safety fun

Marty and Jett’s Crossword Puzzles – two levels of easy crossword puzzles with answers

Marty and Jett’s Word Searches – two levels of easy word searches with answers

Is Your Home Fire Safe? door knob hanger and game. Use the checklist to find all 11 fire hazards and all fire safety devices?

Fire Escape Plan Maze (bilingual – in Spanish and English)

Fire Escape Plan Worksheet (bilingual – in both Spanish and English)

Junior Fire Marshall QuizFire Safety Specialist Training Chart As you measure your child’s growth, help them become “Fire Safety Specialists.”My Fire

Safety Inspection Checklist. Kids! Become an “Official” Fire Safety Inspector.

Sparky the Fire Dog Origami – a beginning paper folding project

Cool to Do. This month you can print the scene and stickers to add, including a message about fire safety in winter.

Coloring Pages:

Learn Sign Language and Discover the Secret Code for an online game from the NFPA.
Write a Sparky Fire Safety Poem worksheet.
Safety Information CardMore Fun Activities and Printables from the NFPA.

Books

Home Safety

Home Safety Reference Information Links

Trustworthy Online Resources

Emergency Contact Card from the Red Cross

Emergency Supply Checklist from US Homeland Security

Be Red Cross Ready checklist

Personalized Home Safety Checklist from the Home Safety Council

Fire Escape Plan Grid from the U.S. Fire Administration

Weather Wiz Kids - What is a Wildfire?